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What is a Reading Resolution & How to Rock It

New Years Resolutions have a reputation of being hard to reach goals that are most likely going to be forgotten about before the end of January which makes most of us wary of even setting a goal for the year. That’s why this year instead of setting myself up for failure I decided to take on a Reading Resolution.

You may be wondering what a Reading Resolution is and think that there is more to it than the obvious but it is exactly what it sounds like. My Reading Resolution is a goal that I have set for myself that I plan to accomplish before the end of the year. I simply just want to read more books and without setting a goal like this, the entire year may pass me by before I even pick up a book. 

Reading has always been an activity that I put way down the list of priorities and when something isn’t made a priority it can easily get forgotten. I am living proof, I only read a couple of books last year yet looking back I can think of times that I could have been reading if it had been made a priority. So this year I am tackling my reading resolution with a solid plan that will not set me up for failure like most New Years Resolutions.

If you have already made reading a priority in your life, a reading resolution can still be very useful but instead of making a 12 book goal, make it 20 or whatever number increases your reading for the year but not so out of reach that you give up early. You could also set a Reading Resolution that encourages you to read a different kind of book than you are used to reading each month. Read-only women authors, or self-help books, check out a new genre at your local library and set a goal to get through the entire section. Only you can decide what your reading resolution should consist of but make sure you keep your goal attainable while changing things up to reap the benefits of exploring new literature.

I am making my Reading Resolution a priority this year and I will share a post each month to help hold myself accountable as well as introduce you to some awesome new books. I am hoping to partner with authors and publishers to share all twelve of the books I plan on reading this year and featuring each month. I am also hoping to host giveaways of the books so that everyone can get a chance to check them out as well.

I am most interested in featuring real-life people who inspire others, people who have lived through a traumatic event, fought hard to get where they are, come from a bad childhood, have learned how to encourage everyone to be better or just plain make you laugh so hard that you cry. Reading is good for the brain and learning about what others have lived through helps us to be our best self, both are great ways to grow as a person so putting these two things together is why I have committed to my Reading Resolution. 

I have already begun the year reading an incredible book by David Goggins and will be hosting a giveaway soon as well as sharing my thoughts on that very inspirational read but that can wait until next week. First I want you to tell me what books you would most like to see featured this year and I hope to encourage everyone to take on their own Reading Resolution. 

Margaret Gallagher

Saturday 19th of January 2019

Inspirational - I need to find more discipline to achieve my goals


Monday 21st of January 2019

After reading this book, I now know that I wasn't using what I needed to reach my goals. I was quitting when it got hard, now I am ignoring that inner voice and changing my own life by not letting myself quit. You can do it, whether you win this giveaway or not it sounds like you would benefit like I did from reading it.


Friday 4th of January 2019

I have a ton of books, I totally need to jump on this idea. So I can read all the books, I have in my collection


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

I have always enjoyed reading, but I don't read much as I'd like anymore. However, I've been making an attempt to change that. I'm close to finishing This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips and looking forward to reading many more books!


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

I think a reading resolution is a great idea. I'm starting to read Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon. And I still have one more book to read. Let's see how many more books I get to read this year.

Gervin Khan

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Such an important article that encourage us to read more. Reading develop one self, and help us learn new things Things that we don't know and things that will help us in this life. Thank you for sharing such a great article.